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jensaucejensauce Member, Premium Posts: 150 Member Member, Premium Posts: 150 Member
My original weight loss goal was to get to 108lbs (from a starting weight of 150lbs), and I met that goal about 1.5-2 months ago. It took me about a year and a half to get there. I still wasn’t happy with the way I looked, though, so I wanted to keep going. (The healthy weight range for my 5’0” height is 95-128 lbs, just FYI.)

However, since I reached my original goal weight, I’ve lost an additional 12 pounds without even trying. I’m now at 96lbs as of this morning. I definitely do not want to get any lower than that, I’d like to hover around 100lbs and maintain from there.

As for changes I’ve implemented so far: I’ve been upping my caloric intake and doing lighter work outs for the last 3 weeks almost, but it hasn’t seemed to slow the trajectory of my weight loss at all.

I got in the habit of eating til I’m no longer hungry, not until I’m full. It doesn’t take much for me to feel full these days, and I don’t want to start eating beyond the point where I feel full, because that’s what started this whole mess in the first place.

I also quit drinking alcohol to aid in my weight loss, and I have no desire to drink anymore, so I’m unwilling to take that up again either.

Is 3 weeks to soon to see a difference, or should I be concerned that I’m still losing weight?

Thanks in advance for any/all input. 😁
edited June 27

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  • sheena_shewellsheena_shewell Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    Perhaps add in some calorie dense foods like cheese or ice-cream to make sure you are getting enough calories in. Wouldn't hurt especially if you are still losing.
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Member Posts: 769 Member Member Posts: 769 Member
    jensauce wrote: »
    My original weight loss goal was to get to 108lbs (from a starting weight of 150lbs), and I met that goal about 1.5-2 months ago. It took me about a year and a half to get there. I still wasn’t happy with the way I looked, though, so I wanted to keep going. (The healthy weight range for my 5’0” height is 95-128 lbs, just FYI.)

    However, since I reached my original goal weight, I’ve lost an additional 12 pounds without even trying. I’m now at 96lbs as of this morning. I definitely do not want to get any lower than that, I’d like to hover around 100lbs and maintain from there.

    As for changes I’ve implemented so far: I’ve been upping my caloric intake and doing lighter work outs for the last 3 weeks almost, but it hasn’t seemed to slow the trajectory of my weight loss at all.

    I got in the habit of eating til I’m no longer hungry, not until I’m full. It doesn’t take much for me to feel full these days, and I don’t want to start eating beyond the point where I feel full, because that’s what started this whole mess in the first place.

    I also quit drinking alcohol to aid in my weight loss, and I have no desire to drink anymore, so I’m unwilling to take that up again either.

    Is 3 weeks to soon to see a difference, or should I be concerned that I’m still losing weight?

    Thanks in advance for any/all input. 😁

    How much extra have you been eating?

    I think if there is no uptick after 3 weeks then you need to increase further. And keep doing so until the scale budges.

    Some people easily get into a feedback loop where they are not hungry and so don’t eat. There’s different ways to manage this so you get the calories in. Eg eat on a schedule. Add a snack or 2. Drink some calories.

    You can easily make a 1000 calorie bomb protein smoothie. Using cream, peanut butter etc.

    Also decrease the amount of food you find filling.

    So try and implement the opposite of the strategies you might have used when intentionally losing.
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